Whatever Happened to Rapper Bobby Shmurda? : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders The rapper Bobby Shmurda had a big viral hit in 2014, and it looked like he was going to be a star. But just months later, Bobby and his friends were arrested and charged in connection with a murder and several other shootings. Our friends at NPR Music podcast Louder Than A Riot trace the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration, and they take a look at Bobby's story in this episode.
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Louder Than A Riot: 'The Badder, The Better: Bobby Shmurda (Pt 1)'

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Louder Than A Riot: 'The Badder, The Better: Bobby Shmurda (Pt 1)'

Louder Than A Riot: 'The Badder, The Better: Bobby Shmurda (Pt 1)'

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The rapper Bobby Shmurda had a big viral hit in 2014, and it looked like he was going to be a star. But just months later, Bobby and his friends were arrested and charged in connection with a murder and several other shootings. Our friends at NPR Music podcast Louder Than A Riot trace the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration, and they take a look at Bobby's story in this episode.

This episode was originally produced by NPR's Louder Than A Riot team.